The Victorian International Health Economic Impact Study has now commenced and will comprise of two parallel and interconnected pieces of work that will map and quantify the global health sector in Melbourne:
- The Baseline International Health Economic Impact Study for Victoria
- Mapping the capacity and showcasing the expertise of the Alliance’s member organisations
The Department of Health and Human Services requires a robust analysis of the economic impacts of the international health (global health) activities taking place within the State of Victoria, to form the baseline for Victoria’s International Health Strategy, 2016-2020.
The State of Victoria is home to a growing cluster of international health organisations. Entities from other states, and new players in the Australian market have recognised that Melbourne is increasingly understood as the epicenter for international health expertise in the Asia-Pacific region, and are establishing themselves here. The Global Health Alliance Melbourne (GLHAM) is bringing together these organisations to create a collaborative environment that leverages the collective strength of this regional international health cluster.
The economic impact assessment of international health in Victoria will include a traditional economic impact assessment of the international health cluster. The study will build upon data collected by GLHAM throughout its existence.
In addition, this work will leverage GLHAM partners to tell the story of Victoria’s international health impacts and economic impact to Victoria. GLHAM members will be showcased and highlighted in a parallel but closely related exercise, which will provide case studies and ‘colour’ to the findings and the final product. Collecting more detailed data on the organisational capacity of Alliance members will also assist with putting together capability statements for future joint bids between members.
We will keep you all updated with the progress of the study, how member organisations can contribute, and the end product will benefit your organisations.
For more information on theThe Victorian International Health Economic Impact Study, contact GLHAM Executive Director Misha Coleman.